Princely Houses of Erbach
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Princely Houses of Erbach
I wonder if anyone can help me solve a bit of a mystery
I have been looking at the descendents of Georg Ludwig of Erbach-Schönberg born 1 jan 1903 and Marie Margarethe Deringer and found two Xenias who I think may be the same person
Firstly Heins bruins on his site Descendants of Princess Julie von Battenberg Descendants of Princess Julie von Battenberg
shows her listed as an illigitimate daughter of Princess Edda Marie of Erbach-Schönberg and an unknown count of of Solms-Rödelheim und Assenheim
the listing is as follows:
188.8.131.52.Princess Edda Marie of Erbach-Schönberg (1930-1993), m.1951 (div 1960) Karl Josef Dierkes (1924-2008)
184.108.40.206.1.Anja Dierkes (*1952), m. ............ Ruser
220.127.116.11.1.3.[by ............] Linus Dierkes
18.104.22.168.2.Petra Dierkes (*1953)
22.214.171.124.3.Jan-Wilm Dierkes (1956-1959)
126.96.36.199.4.Tatjana Dierkes (*1960)
188.8.131.52.5.[by Count ............ of Solms-Rödelheim und Assenheim] Xenia zu Erbach-Schönberg (*1963).
However Daryll Lundy's site "the Peerage "shows a Xenia being a daughter of Prinz Mayolf
thePeerage.com - Person Page 6343
This is suported by Geneall.net.
GeneAll.net - Xenia, Prinzessin zu Erbach-Schnberg
and Erbach 5.
where it also shows her as having died in the last century i.e 19??
Are these in fact the same person and does anyone have any more details.
She isn't listed at all in Paul Theroff's genealogy of Erbach Family; as children of Prince Maynolf are listed only Isabelle and Peter.
It would make sense if she indeed was the illegitimate daughter of Princess Edda, in this case she would have assumed her mother's surname zu Erbach-Schönberg and wouldn't be listed among the members of the Family.
It's a different thing with Iris of Saxony and her daughters. Iris is the morganatic daughter of Timo of Saxony and, though having been married several times, gave birth to her daughters on declaring them fatherless, so they could legally use her name of Duchess of Saxony, Princess of Saxony.
At least one of the daughters, Xenia, tried to form a media career on using her "title" as a "Princess". That's IMHO taking advantage of very loose family relations and the name law of a country which didn't deprive the nobility of their traditions. And that's very, very tacky.
Does the current leader of the House Erbach-Fürstenau lead also the "Gräflich Erbach-Fürstenauische Verwaltung" in Beerfelden?
Sorry for my poor english skills - but that at least allows information directly from Germany ;-)
Count George III of Erbach-Breuberg (1548-1605) was heir of Reichenberg Castle.
H.Ill.H. Count Franz zu Erbach-Erbach und von Wartenberg-Roth died on 2 October 2015 at his residence Jagdschloss Eulbach (near Michelstadt, Hessen, Germany).
He was born at Erbach on 5 February 1925, the second and last child of Count Alexander zu Erbach-Erbach and of his wife Christa, née von Zülow.
He was married firstly in 1952 to Princess Margarethe zu Waldeck und Pyrmont (1923-2003; she was the eldest daughter of Fürst Josias and of his wife, née Duchess Altburg of Oldenburg). They had two children together (Alexandra and Franz) before divorcing in 1979.
On the same year he remarried to Christa Blösinger (1947-2013), by whom he had a son named Magnus-Alexander.
He is survived by his three children and by their families.
Trauer um Graf Franz II. - Echo Online
His son and successor Count Franz is married since 1985 to Princess Alexandra Reuss and they are parents of a daughter, Countess Felicitas, and two sons, Hereditary Count Georg-Albrecht and Count Konrad.
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